Welcome to my obsession with children’s books–especially the ones that deal with everyday challenges in a fun and compelling way. I’ll share old classics, new gems, and everything in between to help support you and your kids (or just your kids if they like to read solo). Sign up and you’ll get my top-pick resources, delivered to your inbox each month on the full and new moon.

The Starlight Claim Tim Wynne-Jones (Candlewick Press, 2019)

February 23, 2020

Set in the woods of Northern Ontario in the middle of a snowstorm, this mystery, wilderness survival story, will hold your interest until you turn the final page! Nate’s best friend’s body was never recovered after a tragic boat accident on Ghost Lake months before. Nate’s grief and guilt over… Read More

The Peace Book Todd Parr (Little Brown and Company, 2004)

January 24, 2020

How do you teach little ones to understand what peace means? Peace is giving shoes to someone who needs them Peace is taking a nap Peace is saying you’re sorry when you hurt someone Peace is growing a garden Todd Parr’s books are fun, silly and filled… Read More

Any Questions? by Marie-Louise Gay (Groundwood Books, 2014)

December 12, 2019

Have you ever wanted to ask an author where their ideas come from? Or how you can write your own story? In this book Marie-Louise Gay has brought the questions her young readers have asked to life. Amazing questions about drawing, writing, the beginning of ideas and many surprising questions… Read More

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen (Scholastic Inc., 1987)

November 26, 2019

Have you ever seen an owl in the woods? I saw one on a cold winter day, and I’ll never forget it. Would you like to learn how to go owling? This Caldecott medal award-winning book is a poetic and peaceful read. Owl Moon will take you on a journey… Read More

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2018)

October 29, 2019

This is an important book. It’s about rights, justice, and freedom of girls to receive an education. It’s about how life isn’t fair. It’s about choosing to do scary things. It’s about change. 12-year-old Amal lives in a small village in Pakistan. Being forced into servitude to pay off her… Read More